Contact Our Egg Harbor Office At (609) 445-4477 For Immediate Assistance From The Former DWI Prosecutor
Violations for driving while intoxicated are handled in the various Municipal Courts situated in the municipality where you received the charge. Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court is one of Atlantic County’s busiest and largest courts; literally handling thousands of cases each year. Driving under the influence charges are treated very seriously by both the Prosecutor and the Court; allowing for only a select number of legal defenses to elements of the DWI or Refusal to Submit to breath test charges pending against you pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 and/or N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4(a) respectively. Penalties for either of these offenses carry mandatory periods of license suspension, possible installation of interlock devices on your vehicle during and/or after your suspension periods, significant fines and insurance surcharges as well as possible or mandatory sentences to jail depending on whether your charge is a first or subsequent offense for driving under the influence. Length of license suspension periods varies not only on the number of DWI offense, but also possibly the particular Blood Alcohol Content percentage associated with the breath samples obtained in your matter. Review of the Alcotest machine used in collecting these samples is a crucial point of analysis regarding all DWI matters where a BAC reading has been obtained by the State. Call one of the several attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan Marshall who are certified as former Prosecutors on the scientific operability of the Alcotest 7110 to review your matter.
Arrested for DWI in Egg Harbor Township
In order for a law enforcement officer to lawfully place you under arrest for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, several elemental aspects must be present. Initially, the officer must have what they refer to as a “Reasonable Articulable Suspicion” that a motor vehicle offense has occurred in order to effectuate a motor vehicle stop upon a vehicle. Once and if that can be established, there must exist “Probable Cause” to thereafter place a suspect under arrest for suspicion of DWI. Probable Cause in the context of DUI Investigations and ultimately Prosecutions is established largely by the administration of Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) and an individual’s performance of same. The SFST’s as they apply to DWI detection in the State of New Jersey are promulgated and standardized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; insofar as what tests are to be conducted and what determinations are to made based upon a suspect’s performance. In addition, charges for Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Breath Test (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2) carry similar ranges in penalties for fines, loss of license and installation of ignition interlock devices. In those cases, analysis of your performance on the field sobriety test is equally if not even more critical. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have two of the small handful of defense attorney in the entire state that are Certified Instructors of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests as they are taught to all law enforcement personnel during the course of their training. With former Prosecutors in over 25 towns throughout New Jersey, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can provide a professional review of your case free of charge in order to analyze and articulate any and all defenses available to you in defending your case. We are available 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301 for a FREE CONSULTATION on your matter.
Location: 3515 Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Phone: (609) 926-4000
Schedule: Mon. 9 A.M. & 1 P.M.
Tue. 9 A.M.
Thur. 4:30 P.M.
Fri. 9 A.M. & 1 P.M.
Judge: H. Robert Switzer, J.M.C.
Prosecutor: Mark J. Nehmad, Esq.
Court Admin: Therese B. Collins
Former New Jersey DWI Prosecutor Now Defending You
Unbeknownst to most drivers, in order to go to and from Atlantic City, you must travel through the small township of Egg Harbor via the Atlantic City Expressway, Garden State Parkway, or the Black Horse Pike (Hwy 322). Therefore, Egg Harbor, the first township out of Atlantic City, is also usually the first stop for vehicles suspected of drunk driving. And for this reason, Egg Harbor actually makes more DWI, DUI, and Refusal arrests than even Atlantic City, and ranks 2nd among all of Atlantic County’s municipalities. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated or refusing a breath test then you need to hire an experienced DWI defense lawyer to protect yourself. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a specialized New Jersey DWI Defense Law Firm that defends DWI charges in every court in New Jersey. Our firm is comprised of Former Prosecutors and senior defense attorneys who possess over 100 years of combined experience. Moreover, our Atlantic County DWI lawyers hold certifications from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for standard field sobriety testing and have been specially trained by Draegar Diagnostics and the Attorney General’s Office on the proper use of the Alcotest Machine – used by the Egg Harbor Police to test your breath. If you would like to learn more about your DWI charge then call us toll-free at 1-877-450-8301 to set up a free initial consultation at our Toms River Office.
More About Egg Harbor Township
Egg Harbor is located in Southern New Jersey that encompasses 75 square miles and has a population of more than 36,000. Egg Harbor is a fairly rural community located in the Pine Barrens and but recently, the municipality and its neighboring towns of Hamilton and Galloway have been under heavy development because they have been designated a growth area by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. However, the area’s rural infrastructure is not designed to handle such an influx of population and it has caused the local roads to become very busy and traffic jams at rush hours. Egg Harbor Twp., is surrounded by the cities of Absecon, Northfield, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Linwood, Estell Manor, Longport, and Ocean City.
Egg Harbor Municipal Court
The Egg Harbor Municipal Court only handles disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors), motor vehicle violations, and town ordinance violations. This means that if you are charged or arrested for a DWI, DUI, or Refusal in Egg Harbor then you have to appear before the Egg Harbor Municipal Court. Most times people will also receive related tickets on top of their DWI charge and you will also have to go before the municipal court to resolve these offenses, which can include Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Careless Driving, Driving Without Insurance, Speeding, Reckless Driving, or Driving While Suspended. In some circumstances, a DWI stop can even give rise to a criminal charge such as Resisting Arrest, Possession of Alcohol Underage, Open Container, Disorderly Conduct, Hindering the Administration of Justice, Possession of Less Than 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. However, no matter what you have been charged with, our defense attorneys can promise you that if you place your confidence in us, we will provide you with an unmatched defense.
The Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court is located at 3515 Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 and the telephone number are (609) 926-4196 and (609) 926-4195 and the fax number is (609) 926-4001. The court holds morning sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9 am and afternoon sessions on Monday and Friday at 1pm and Thursday at 4pm. The Egg Harbor Municipal Judge is H. Robert Switzer and the Municipal Prosecutor is Michele C. Verno. If you have any questions about your court date or court hours then contact Therese B. Collins at (609) 926-4106.
Directions to Egg Harbor Municipal Court
From the North: Start on Garden State Parkway South. Next, take Exit 36 to merge onto CR-563/Tilton Road toward Northfield/Margate. Make a right onto Fire Rd./CR-651. Continue on CR-651. You will see the courthouse on the right.
From the South: Take Garden State Parkway North. Then, Take Exit 36 toward US 40/Northfield/US 322/Pleasantville/Atlantic City. Make a right onto Fire Rd/CR 651. Continue on CR 651, and then you will see you the courthouse on the right.
From the West: Start going Northwest on Mays Landing-Somers Point Rd./CR 559 toward Ashland Ave. Continue following Cr 559. Make a left onto 13th St. You will see the courthouse on the right.
More Helpful Information For Your Egg Harbor DWI
The Egg Harbor Police Department is located at 3515 Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor Twp., New Jersey 08234 and the telephone number for the police station is (609) 926-4036. If you are calling for a record then contact the Police Records Officer, Captain Ted Kammer, at (609) 926-4068.
If you would like any additional information regarding Egg Harbor Twp., then visit their website at: http://www.ehtgov.org/.
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